We have a rich heritage and an exciting future – from the creation of Coca‑Cola in 1886 to its arrival in Armenia in 1996 and our recognition as an industry leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices today.

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Display of all historic Coca-Cola bottles

In the beginning 

  • Coca‑Cola is created by John S Pemberton in 1886 and served at Jacob’s Pharmacy 
  • By 1895, Coca‑Cola is sold and consumed in every state in the US 
  • In 1899 the rights to bottle Coca‑Cola are sold by Asa Candler to Benjamin F Thomas and Joseph B Whitehead of Chattanooga, Tennessee for $1 

The history of Coca‑Cola HBC

  • AG Leventis establishes the Nigerian Bottling Company in 1951
  • Hellenic Bottling Company SA is incorporated in Greece in 1969
  • 1981 sees Kar-Tess Holding SA, a private holding company, acquire a 99.9 percent interest in Hellenic Bottling Company SA
  • In 1991, Hellenic Bottling Company SA shares are listed on the Athens Exchange
  • In 2000, Hellenic Bottling Company SA acquires Coca‑Cola Beverages Ltd to form Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company SA
Coca-Cola HBC Armenia employees in front of red warehouse | Կոկա-Կոլա ՀԲՔ աշխատակիցները կարմիր պահեստի առջև

Coca‑Cola comes to Armenia 

  • 1996 Coca‑Cola Hellenic Armenia is established in Yerevan; First bottles of Coca‑Cola and Fanta Orange are produced in Armenia
  • 1997 First bottle of Sprite is produced in Armenia

  • 1999 Coca‑Cola becomes the exclusive beverage partner of the First Pan-Armenian Games; Coca‑Cola has since supported the International Olympic Day Annual Run

  • 2000 Fanta Lemon and Bonaqua production starts

Coca-Cola HBC staff | Կոկա-Կոլա ՀԲՔ անձնակազմ

2001

  • Coca‑Cola wins the Product of the Year National Award
  • Fresca production starts
  • Coca‑Cola becomes the exclusive beverage producer of the Second Pan-Armenian Games

 

Rich juice | Րիչ հյութ

An era of growth 

  • 2003 Fanta Exotic production starts
  • 2004 Coca‑Cola Light production starsts

  • 2005 Coca‑Cola Light becomes available in cans

  • 2006 Coca‑Cola Hellenic Armenia organises the first Football School Cup; Coca‑Cola Hellenic Armenia starts importing Rich and Dobry juices, which rapidly wins leading positions their niche in the market
Schweppes cans | Շվեփս թիթեղյա տարաներ
  • 2007 Coca‑Cola Hellenic Armenia starts offering Schweppes and Nestea to Armenian consumers
  • 2008 Burn and Powerade sport drinks are introduced to Armenian market; Coca‑Cola HBC is included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for the first time
  • 2009 New flavours of Fanta and Dobry become available for Armenian consumers
  • 2010 Dobry juices win the Product of the Year National Award
Bikers before the start | Հեծանվորդները ստարտից առաջ

2011: 15 years in Armenia

  • First in its kind wastewater treatment plant is opened by the Prime Minister of Armenia
  • Coca‑Cola and Football Federation of Armenia organise the School Football Cup, which wins the Best Healthy Lifestyle Promotion award
  • Coca‑Cola wins the Product of the Year National Award
  • Coca‑Cola and Armenian Cycling Association organise Race to increase Healthy Lifestyle Awareness
  • The first community playground is built by Coca‑Cola Hellenic Armenia
A community playground built by Coca‑Cola Hellenic Armenia | Համայնքային խաղահրապարակ կառուցված Կոկա-Կոլա ՀԲՔ Արմենիայի ջանքերով

2012

  • Football Federation of Armenia / Coca‑Cola Cup tournament  for schoolchildren is held
  • Coca‑Cola Hellenic Armenia and the Armenian Red Cross sign an agreement to work together in providing disaster relief, recovery activities and community healthcare support
  • A new community playground built by Coca‑Cola Hellenic Armenia adjacent to its bottling plant is officially opened
  • Coca‑Cola HBC lists among the top three most sustainable Food & Beverage companies according to the FTSE Group, based on environmental, social and governance criteria
Coca-Cola School Footbal Cup 2013 winners | Կոկա-Կոլա դպրոցական ֆուտբոլի առաջնության 2013թ․ հաղթողները

2013

  • CocaCola HBC achieves a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange  
  • CocaCola HBC is listed first in Europe and second in the world among beverage companies according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices 
  • The third Community Playground built by the Coca‑Cola Hellenic Armenia is opened by the Kentron administrative district of Yerevan
Bikers look up on the camera | Հեծանվորդները նայում են վեր տեսախցիկին

2014

  • In spring, The Coca‑Cola Company launches the “Be Active, Live Healthy…” project, with the mission to promote active healthy lifestyles and to develop a cycling culture in Armenia
  • Coca‑Cola HBC AG is named industry leader in the 2014 Dow Jones Sustainability Index 
Be active be healthy program participants | Եղի՛ր ակտիվ եղի՛ր առողջ ծրագրի մասնակիցներ

2015

  • Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs and "Coca‑Cola" Armenia launched "Be Active, Live Healthy" program.
  • Coca‑Cola Zero launches in Armenia
Coke cake on the white table | Կոկա-Կոլա տորթ սպիտակ սեղանի վրա

2016: 20 years of growth

  • Coca‑Cola HBC Armenia marks its 20th anniversary
  • Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Armenia, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia sign a Memorandum of Understanding, aimed at improving water stewardship across Armenia 
  • Coca‑Cola HBC Armenia release a Coca‑Cola 20th anniversary limited edition with Armenian historical monuments depicted on the bottles 
Coca-Cola HBC Staff and Orran children | Կոկա-կոլա ՀԲՔ Արմենիայի անձնակազմն ու Օրրանի երեխաները

2017 and counting

  • Coca‑Cola Hellenic Armenia and the  Orran charitable organisation sign a Memorandum of Understanding; employees of Coca‑Cola Hellenic Armenia will volunteer to support the children of Orran with an afterschool programme
  • Coca‑Cola HBC Armenia join Make Armenia Clean Again initiative
  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Coca‑Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Armenia (CCHBCA), and the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme in Armenia (implemented by UNDP) marked the successful completion of the first phase of joint water project in Hayanist, Ararat.